Training Programme on Effective Faecal sludge and Septage Management for Mainstreaming Citywide Sanitation

May 29-31, 2018 (AAETI, Nimli Rajasthan)

The Centre for Science and Environment in collaboration with Department of Urban Development, Uttar Pradesh Government, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Government of India has been working on strengthening the capacity of National, State and ULB functionaries on effective city wide sanitation with a major focus on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM). The activities of the programme focus on providing handholding and technical support in preparing City Sanitation Plans (CSP) & state and city level guidelines and planning and implementing pilot projects for faecal sludge treatment.

The training on the “Effective Faecal sludge and Septage Management for Mainstreaming Citywide Sanitation” took place at the Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute at Nimli, Rajasthan from May 29-31, 2018.

The main aim of this training was to enable national, state and city level practitioners for the implementation of effective faecal sludge and septage management strategies. 20 Participants from SPMGs from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh- UP Jal Nigam, Jal kal and Gomti Pollution Control Unit attended the three day residential training. Participants mainly included technical officers such as Executive Engineers, Project Engineers and Junior Engineers.

During the training, participants were briefed about the importance of the entire sanitation value chain and its management for effective citywide sanitation. This was followed up with a session on the existing policy framework of FSSM at national and state level scales. The training also managed to capture technical aspects, where participants learnt about septage characterization and quantification along with the various technological options for FSS treatment. In the end, all city officials had a holistic understanding of planning and designing faecal sludge and septage treatment systems at different scales which include community, neighborhood and city level.

participants were also introduced to SFDs- a tool to map excreta in their cities, which will be integrated in their respective CSPs. City officials discussed the gaps and challenges (legislative/institutional/financial) that stand in the way of effectively implementing CSPs, however were also open to solutions. The training ended with the participants committing to improve the sanitation of urban cities in India.


List of participants
Tapash Roy
Superintendent Engineer
Project Engineer
U.P. Jal Nigam, Lucknow
Supriyo Sengupta
Executive Engineer
Kolkata Municipal Corporation
Ashutosh Kumar Tripathi
Junior Engineer
Jal Kal, Mirzapur
Manoj Kumar
Jal KalVibhag Nagar Nigam, Allahabad
Mohd. Shamim
Junior Engineer
N.P.P. Ballia
Rajendra Kumar Yadav
Assistant Engineer
Jal KalVibhag Nagar Nigam, Varanasi
Vinesh Kumar
Executive Engineer
U.P. Jal Nigam, Aligarh
Chokhe Lal
Assistant Engineer
U.P. Jal Nigam Etawah
Vijay Kumar
Junior Engineer
N.P.P. Fatehpur
Alok Kumar Saxena
Assistant Engineer
U.P. Jal Nigam, Kanpur
Satyesh Kumar Singh
Junior Engineer
N.P.P. Ramnagar
Vinay Kumar
Project Engineer
U.P. Jal Nigam, Agra
Ravikant Singh
Junior Engineer
Jal Kal, Kanpur
Amit Kumar Sonkar
Project Manager
U.P. Jal Nigam, Lucknow
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Prajapati
Senior Environmental Planner
SPMG, Bihar
SWM Specialist
SPMG, Lucknow
Ram Lagan
Technical Manager
SPMG, Lucknow

For further details contact: 

Dr Sumit Kumar Gautam

Programme Manager
Centre for Science and Environment

Mr Bhitush Luthra
Programme Manager
Centre for Science and Environment


Feedback from Participants
The course enhanced the basics on why, what, how of Faecal Sludge and Septage management (FSSM). A concept and feeling was developed as why FSSM is necessary. Discussion on the issues/ challenges of FSSM and what should be the approach for implementation was rich in diversity. The exchange of practical experiences of ULB engineers helped develop an overall situational awareness. The program flow was in sequential manner along with exposure to various analysis tools, hands on exercise & technologies lead to gathering of an overall knowledge on how FSSM may be implemented by an ULB. FSSM being a relatively new concept every Stakeholder/ engineers/ personnel of ULB must attend this course for better understanding and implementation.

Supriyo Sengupta
Executive Engineer(E) / S&D
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation
I really enjoyed the course. AAETI is a wonderfully engaging presenter, very easy to listen and the course was just the right mix of theory. The course was presented in an enthusiastic way. Thank you for the great course , great presentation style with lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about FSSM examples. This has more than met my expectations. "Thanking you CSE for giving this opportunity

Ashutosh Tripathi

Junior Engineer
Jal Kal Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh
The course was presented in an enthusiasticway. Especially, I was not aware of Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) before joined this training course. SFD is a good tool for the Planners, Environmental Professionals and Consultants to draw a graphic flow diagram of any town which can play an important role in the town planning. This training has helped me a lot in understanding the citywide sanitation practices, issues and how to find out the solution. I learned more than my expectations from this course.

Dr Rajesh Kumar Prajapati
Sr. Environmental Planner
SPMG, Bihar 
The training was a good exposure to me.  it cleared my some of the doubts about FSM and enhanced my knowledge. I am thankful to CSE and the trainers for this capacity building. I hope they will support us in future FSM planning.

Aviral Saxena
SWM Specialist
SPMG, Uttar Pradesh
"The trainers used many ways in which to pass on thier knowledge to us. There are too many good points to list! The course was very relevant to my job and will help me in most aspects of my work. The new triaining institute of CSE is state of the art green building with ambient space and in short a place where deliberations, dialogue and dissent can thrive.

Chokke Lal
Asst. Engineer
Etawah, Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam
Overall Feedback Analysis
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